Rosamund Pike Lands Female Lead Opposite Tom Cruise in 'One Shot'
Though some fans of the novel were a little confused by his casting, there's no stopping Tom Cruise from starring in One Shot, an adaptation of Lee Child's novel of the same name which features the author's recurring character, former military policeman-turned drifter Jack Reacher. The project, which writer Christopher McQuarrie is directing for Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, is moving forward after setting a February 2013 release date last month. Deadline reports Rosamund Pike, who starred in Surrogates and has a role in the upcoming sequel Wrath of the Titans, has snagged the female lead for this.
The story follows Reacher as he investigates a case in which a lone sniper murders five victims before being captured. But Reacher soon learns the apprehension of the alleged sniper isn't the end, and this case won't be closed that easily. Pike is playing Helen Rodin, a local defense attorney defending the man arrested for the shootings who may not be the man they're looking for at all. She then works with Reacher to apprehend the true culprits behind the murders. It's strange that a Tom Cruise film is getting a February release, but since summer gets so bloated with blockbusters anyway, it might be the best move, especially since McQuarrie has directed a film since The Way of the Gun back in 2000.